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On 26 July the Constitutional Court handed down a landmark ruling on the relationship between labour brokers and temporary workers. This ruling will have a huge impact on industries that rely on temporary employment services, like the mining industry. According to Gavin Stansfield of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr the ruling will have a profound effect on the manner in which labour broking is regulated in future, to the point of questioning the overall viability of such services. Going forward companies will have to think carefully about how they go about sourcing additional or seasonal labour. Read more about the ruling below and find out about the road that led to this judgement. With legislative changes on the brain we shouldn’t forget that August is also Women’s Month. In commemoration we celebrate women in the mining industry who are thriving in a traditionally male dominated industry. Read about how BBF Safety’s Sisi range of safety wear is furthering inclusivity in the mining industry. You can also brush up on some of the exhibitors at Electra Mining Africa in this edition. The premier showcase for African mining will be coming your way in September.  
Constitutional Court determines the fate of labour brokers

The deeming provision in s198A(3)(b)(i) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) provides that an employee of a Temporary Employment Service (TES) not performing a temporary service for the client is ‘deemed to be the employee of that client and the client is deemed to be the employer; …’ This section has been considerably debated. The debate centres on what the legislature intended by introducing the deeming provision. The Constitutional Court has held that for the first three months of employment, the TES is the employer of the placed worker, thereafter the client becomes the “sole” employer.

Sisi safety wear range celebrates women 

Just in time for Women’s Month it’s good to know BBF Safety is putting women first with its locally manufactured range of women’s safety wear, Sisi. With the rise of women entering areas once reserved for men, the market has seen an increase in brands offering work wear catering to the needs of women. These garments have typically classified all types of women into one shape group. Through extensive research and consultation with women in industry, Sisi has launched a range of safety wear that challenges the status quo of one size fits all.

Becker Mining’s extensive portfolio on show at Electra Mining Africa

Becker Mining South Africa’s stand at Electra Mining will once again highlight the company’s commitment to the highest standards in quality and safety in the mining sector and general industry. Becker Mining’s extensive product portfolio, which complies with the most stringent government mining regulations and mining house specifications, includes high-performance, fit-for-purpose communication and safety solutions for underground and surface mining installations - Leaky Feeder, WiFi, tagging and tracking, as well as environmental monitoring PDS systems.

SEW-EURODRIVE to discuss the future of mining at Electra Mining Africa

Drive and automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa will give insight into the future of mining at Electra Mining Africa 2018 where it will display its total solutions offering for the mining industry. SEW experts will be on-hand to discuss the latest innovations from the German company, which SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa plans to introduce locally in the future.

Epiroc celebrates Madiba magic

For Mandela Day this year Epiroc wanted to make sure its contribution was extra special to make a great impact on the lives of those in need. The company’s staff visited the Vita Nova Centre in Springs and dedicated their time to improving the centre. They also handed out various gifts to the residents. The company donated duvet covers, inners, toys, picture frames and mobiles. The staff spent time with the children and had some genuinely heart warming moments.

Skills programme creates sustainable employment

Anglo American’s Greenside Colliery has initiated a portable skills training programme for employees, contractors and members of the local community. Portable training provides job skills that can serve people no matter where they work or what position they hold and is actively encouraged by the Department of Mineral Resources to ensure socio-economic development beyond that of mining.

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